If you are looking for an adorable craft, this DIY St. Patrick’s Day glitter globe will delight your kids. I’ve made DIY snow globes at Christmas, but I’m inspired to do different holiday or seasonal globes with my kids now too.
With the right teacher or room mom, kids can make these at school at take them home as St. Patrick’s Day gifts for parents. It takes the resources and willingness, but it provides a really fun result, which will be a keepsake for years to come.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Glitter Globe
This adorable St. Patrick’s Day craft is both enjoyable to make and display as this holiday approaches.
While I did these snow globes with a picture I had of my son when we dressed up as imaginary holiday characters for Halloween one year, all you really need is a green t-shirt and St. Patrick’s Day hat. I’m sure they’d even have a hat at the Dollar Store.
For your convenience, I’ll add an affiliate link to a number of Amazon products that would work for this project. One thing I’ve loved to have in my home is a personal laminator. There are so many different uses for it.
Materials Needed to Make a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Glitter Globe
- 12 pint/16 oz mason jars – Having at least one side completely clear is best.
- Distilled water
- Styrofoam ball, cut
- Gold and/or Green glitter – I got mine at Target, but I think what I linked to would work.
- Epoxy glue
- Leprechaun Costume, hat or St. Patrick’s Day Shirt
How to Make a Glitter Globe or Snow Globe
- Take a picture of your child with St. Patrick’s day gear on.
- Cut out around their image completely.
- Laminate the image.
- Cut around the laminated image leaving a slight border.
- Cut off top of the styrofoam ball. The mound must fit on the inside circle of the flat portion of the mason jar. Note: I cut mine too big initially and had to trim it back.
- Using a glue that holds in water, like epoxy, glue the styrofoam mound to the inside of the lid.
- Spread epoxy over the mound and sprinkle glitter on top to conceal the styrofoam underneath. Allow to dry.
- Cut a slit in the top of the dome big enough for the photo of your child to slip into the slit.
- Fill the mason jar almost to the top with water. Next, add about a tablespoon of glycerin. Finally, add glitter.
- Screw the lid on completely and enjoy.
Your cutie is now officially a St. Patrick’s Day glitter globe. This St. Patrick’s Day craft will be so special to both of you. It’s a fun craft. Kids will need some help, especially with that sharp knife. Older kids will be able to do most by themselves.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
Maybe you are Irish or maybe you love any excuse to celebrate life. Whatever the reason, if you get into making St. Patrick’s day crafts with your kids, visit my St. Patrick’s Day tab to see all I have available on this topic.
To get you started, here are a few more St. Patrick’s Day crafts I love: